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1. Some of the Basic Roles of Tennis Court Contractors. 2. Different Types of Tennis Courts. 3. The Advantages of Indoor Tennis Courts. 4. Types of Basketball Surfaces. 5. How to Build an Outdoor Pickleball Court. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Useful Tips On Tennis Court Construction & Maintenance

Useful Tips On Tennis Court Construction
  1. Some of the Basic Roles of Tennis Court
  2. Different Types of Tennis Courts
  3. The Advantages of Indoor Tennis Courts
  4. Types of Basketball Surfaces
  5. How to Build an Outdoor Pickleball Court

Some of the Basic Roles of Tennis Court
  • Tennis Court Construction
  • Factors within the tennis court installation
    procedure include fencing, coating and lighting.
    All this is done according to the customers
    desires. Once the vision is known, contractors
    start on the development. When development
    begins, it must be determined that the location
    under construction has permeable rock underneath.
    One of the factors that determine the cost
    involved in the tennis court instructions is the
    dimensions of the court.
  • Tennis Court Maintenance
  • Once the court is completed, ensure that there is
    an active maintenance system to take care of the
    court. This is important to provide a clean and
    conducive playing area. There are two different
    types of maintained systems pre-emptive and
    pro-active. Pre-emptive maintenance prevents the
    court from long-term damages while the pro-active
    deals with the contaminants and the earth between
    the carpet fibres.
  • Tennis Court Painting
  • This is mostly done based on the clientless
    demands. There are special marks applied in order
    to provide the facility with precise dimensions.
    The paint applied is normally anti-slip. This
    minimizes slips and falls, thus reducing injuries
    on the court. It is highly advised that the
    painting is done by highly qualified contractors.

Some of the Basic Roles of Tennis Court
  • Tennis Court Surfacing
  • There are a variety of tennis court surfacing.
    One example is the unnatural tuff that is
    installed within the fibres. Before you start
    anything, you should keep your budget in mind
    because these installation costs do vary. You
    should also have researched the type of designs
    you want installed.
  • Tennis Court Cleaning
  • The tennis court cleaning strategies depend on
    the type of court. Mostly for hard courts,
    frequent brushing and washing is advised to
    ensure the place is rid of the grime and dirt.
    Other courts like man-made grass require really
    deep cleaning.
  • Tennis Court Repair
  • In order to make work easier, you should
    frequently examine your court in order to
    identify areas that need to be repaired. Some of
    the major problems are slippery courts and washed
    out paint. However, when noted immediately, these
    issues can be easily treated. If ignored, the
    court may need to undergo costly resurfacing.

Different Types of Tennis Courts
  • Clay Courts
  • Clay courts are made of stone, compressed shale
    or brick. Although they are cheap to and easy to
    install, long term maintenance might get quite
    costly, specifically when compared to artificial
    tennis courts. Although the ball is slower on
    clay surfaces, it usually favours the baseline
    players and thus encourages a more patient game.
    Clay courts should be keenly maintained and
    rolled to maintain its flatness. The water
    balance should also be adjusted from time to
  • Hard Courts
  • The main materials used to make hard courts are
    concrete and asphalt. The courts offer an acrylic
    surface layer which offers a great bounce
    response as compared to other court surfaces.
    Thus, the hard courts can have different
    variations in terms of speed whereby balls move
    faster than on clay but not as fast as the grass
    courts. To control the speed at which the ball
    slows down, different amounts of sand are added
    to the paint. With hard courts, the variables can
    be matched to the style of the athletes. They are
    hence the most favourable choice due to their
    cheap maintenance and installation costs.

Different Types of Tennis Courts
  • Carpet Courts
  • Just as the name implies, carpet courts are any
    removable court surface covering. This type is
    mostly installed during temporary tennis events.
    The court surfaces are made from several
    materials ranging from hard rubber to tuff. The
    ball tends to be faster and offers a low bounce
    hence, this encourages faster games as compared
    to other court surfaces.
  • Grass Courts
  • This is the most common type of tennis court
    surface. The grass is grown on very hard packed
    soil, adding an additional variable. Different
    features affect how the ball behaves. These
    include the health of the grass, how recently you
    cut the grass, and the wear and tear from any
    recent games. The grass courts favour the serve
    and volley tennis ball players. The grass courts
    tend to have the shortest season because they
    have to be mowed and watered frequently. Because
    of this, they are very expensive to maintain.

The Advantages of Indoor Tennis Courts
  • It is beneficial to the joints
  • Indoor residential tennis courts are actually the
    best options for tennis players with weak joints
    because the carpet does not really have much
    impact on the bones.
  • Avoid ball loss
  • The pleasure of swinging the ball anywhere you
    want without worrying about the ball is found on
    this court. The indoor tennis court saves you
    from the agony of losing the ball, especially as
    compared to the outdoor courts.
  • No extra gear
  • When playing on outdoor courts, you are expected
    to carry extra luggage to remain prepared for
    inclement weather. All this stress is removed by
    the indoor game. You comfortably play your game
    without any interference at all.
  • Long game duration
  • The indoor courts are convenient for any season
    or weather conditions. It is not subject to
    hindrances such as the scorching sun or even the
  • Increased speed
  • The game is usually not dependent on weather and
    other variables exerted by the great outdoors.
    For this reason, speed is enhanced in the game.

Types of Basketball Surfaces
  • Hardwood
  • This is the most popular basketball court
    construction surface and probably the most
    preferred choice for indoor basketball surfaces.
    This hard maple flooring is mostly found in NBA
    stadiums and NCAA arenas. It is usually dense
    wood made of very fine fibres and tightly packed
    with grains this keeps dirt and grime away from
    it. The grains also gel into a very smooth and
    durable surface which saves on maintenance costs.
    Hard maple and other hardwoods are highly
    discouraged from the outdoor courts because the
    sunlight ends up destroying the natural elements
    and warping the surface.
  • Asphalt
  • This remains t the most common type of basketball
    court construction surface for outdoor courts.
    This is because this surface is uniquely designed
    to withstand the harsh and unfriendly weather
    conditions. This type of surface is all over as
    it is what almost all the street courts are made
    with. It also offers the ball a hard surface for
    response. However, this type eventually ends up
    with cracks after a long period of time. It is
    also very dangerous because the players are
    always at risk of getting injured during the game.

Types of Basketball Surfaces
  • Multi-purpose
  • This consists of court surfaces made from plastic
    flooring. To achieve the right finish, the court
    is layered with a slab of concrete and finished
    off with modular polypropylene molded in squares.
    The benefits associated with this type of
    material include better traction, good bounce
    response for the ball, and increased safety.
    However, because of the friction, there are
    chances of players suffering from skin abrasions
    and other small injuries when they fall. This
    type of finish can also be used for other sports
    like volleyball and tennis. Multi-purpose
    surfacing gives you the opportunity to customize
    the courts. For example, the color of the courts
    can be matched to the team uniforms or other
    desirable finishes.
  • Advanced
  • Some of the multipurpose basketball court
    construction may come with advanced features
    tailored to improve responsiveness and enhance
    performance. For example, some of the surface
    design includes flooring the concrete and the
    polypropylene surface with a rubber layer in
    between. This enhances shock absorption and
    handles the sound dampening. There are also other
    surfaces which offer polyurethane to enhance
    durability and to ensure moisture is retained.

How to Build an Outdoor Pickleball Court
  • Consider the Space
  • This should be the first aspect you look at. The
    standard size of a typical pickleball court
    should be in the back of your mind. It is also
    possible to adjust the size based on your own
    program needs.
  • Choose Court Surface Materials
  • Having determined the type of space you will be
    working with, the next step is to consider the
    types of materials you would like to use for the
    court. Some of the most common pickleball court
    surfaces are, concrete this is best for
    durability and for its value--asphalt, and
    snap-together plastic. Asphalt is a good option
    if you are working with a tight budget, but it
    will require additional upkeep at some point.
    Snap-together plastic is mostly helpful when you
    dont want to permanently alter the multipurpose
  • Have Perimeter Fencing
  • Fencing is very important as it encloses the ball
    within the court and also offers security for
    both the players and the spectators during the
    games. There are various types of fences for
    pickleball courts, but wire fences are most
    commonly used. These fences allow the spectators
    to see in and out of the court.

How to Build an Outdoor Pickleball Court
  • Court Should Be Equipped With Light
  • For a pickleball court construction, the lighting
    follows some specific protocol. It should include
    two poles of 1500 watts. You should ensure that
    each pole is 18 to 20 feet high and is mounted
    not less than 24 inches from the court.
  • Get The Right Pickleball System
  • Having done almost all the necessary steps, it is
    now time for you to start shopping for the right
    pickleball system. There is a wide variety of
    pickleball systems to choose from and all come
    with different characteristics. However the
    Outdoor Pickleball poles are specifically
    tailored to withstand all the elements of staying
    outside for long periods. A complete system
    entails a ratchet, two poles, an outdoor
    pickleball net and optional sleeves.
  • Finally set Up Your Pickle ball Court
  • As soon as all the equipment is fetched, you can
    start setting up the court as soon as possible.
    There are a few things you ought to do during
    this stage. Ensure that youve hired a
    professional pickleball court construction
    contractor to go about the work. The court, north
    and south, should be orientated and the court
    lines should be white and two inches wide.
    Finally follow the pickleball court layout

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